Adiyan in India

Joshua Project has identified the Adiyan only in India

Population

30,900

Christian

0.56%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey


Introduction / History

At one time they migrated north to Karnataka, and they speak Kannada, the trade language of that state. Their name means, "those who serve." They are categorized both as a scheduled caste and as a scheduled tribe.

Though a sizable minority of the Adiyas own land, most of them cultivate the land for someone else. Between their poverty and their inability to save money, the Adiyas are usually dependent on shopkeepers for loans. They have a low literacy rate.

The Adiya people are most likely to marry one of their cousins, and their marriages are arranged by their families through negotiations. Marriages are solemnized at the bride's house. Her family pays for the wedding. As Hindus, Brahmin priests officiate at their sacred events. Though the Adiya people are Hindus, they worship family and village deities along with the usual Hindu gods.




People Name General Adiyan
People Name in Country Adiyan
Population in India 30,900
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Adiya
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Tamil
People Name General Adiyan
Ethnic Code CNN23c
Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes

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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Malayalam 26,000 Ravula 2,000 Kodava 1,200 Tamil 800
Kannada 600 Tulu 200 Telugu 200 Hindi 20
Marathi 10 Gujarati 10 Oriya 0
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Malayalam 26,000 Ravula 2,000
Kodava 1,200 Tamil 800
Kannada 600 Tulu 200
Telugu 200 Hindi 20
Marathi 10 Gujarati 10
Oriya 0
Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.56%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
99.37%
Islam
0.07%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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